South Africa 10.5.2018 04:27 pm

The Pan African Parliament is led by a corrupt president – Julius Malema

Malema says the PAP president is corrupt because he refuses to release the report on the state of the finances of the parliament.

EFF leader Julius Malema, who was sworn in as a member of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) on Monday, said the institution was led by “a corrupt president”.

Malema was speaking at the EFF media breakfast today, where he said PAP president Roger Nkodo Dang was corrupt because he refused to release a report on the parliament’s financial state.

He said that had led to the election of the parliament’s new president being halted.

“We cannot elect someone into office, and yet they are not aware of the state of the parliament,” Malema said.

He reiterated his view, which he shared on the day of his swearing in, that the parliament should have much more than an advisory role and that it should hold the African Union (AU) and leaders across the continent accountable.

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 “We want all member states to sign protocols, and only then will the institution [have] teeth. We must remove PAP from the AU in order for it to be an independent legislative body that will hold AU accountable,” the EFF leader said.

Malema was sworn into the parliament alongside five other South African MPs, namely, national council of provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise, National Assembly house chairperson for internal arrangements Thoko Didiza, Mandlesizwe Zwelivelile Mandela and Santosh Vinita Kalyan.

Among other issues, Malema had called for an increased representation of women and young people in the institution following his swearing-in.

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